Useful Tips to Dress Up Your Tiny Royal
Nothing else can match the joy a newborn brings to a home! All the excitement of a would-be mom is about the baby’s care and that includes their wardrobe too. As such, babies look amazing in any clothes; but it’s important that they not only should look great, but feel great too in the attire you choose for them. Poor babies can’t tell if they are comfortable or not in the clothes they’re wearing; they can only weep and yell. And you don’t want your beautiful baby to yell and weep loudly when you’re out for socializing.
Understand that you’ll get ample time to adorn your baby in matching outfits later i.e. when your baby is a bit older. But in the first few weeks, it’s important to keep your baby comfortable and safe. Here are a few helpful tips to dress your adorable baby properly when you take them out as well as in home.
During the Day
Common sense is key while dressing a newborn rather than fashion sense. Here are a few steps to help you start.
Begin with the onesie or wrap shirt
Onesies are actually ideal baby clothes. They very well cater to the requirements of a miniature human who’s not yet accustomed to wearing clothes. Onesies like Grandma Baby Onesie are ideal base layers for newborns. Their greatest benefit is that they’ll stay in place and prevent your baby’s back and front from being exposed. Plus, the bottom snaps offers the convenience of doing chores like changing diapers without having to undress the baby completely, which is easier for parents and less chilly for the baby.
Another good option is a long-sleeve kimono or wrap-style shirt. The shirt, that snaps across the front doesn’t need to be pulled over your little prince’s head (as most babies don’t like it) and it’s also easier on the sensitive umbilical cord stump, which needs air to dry out.
Consider Buying Footies
Footies are pants with built-in feet, which eliminate the requirement for booties or baby socks. No matter how tiny your baby is, they’ll surely kick off socks which ultimately get lost somewhere within small nooks and crannies. Like with all baby clothing, there is no harm in buying sizes slightly larger (but still comfortable) as they’ll last a bit longer, even as baby’s feet grow. Later, if you don’t decide on keeping the footies as hand-me-downs, you can just snip the foot portion off and hem the bottom and use them as the baby’s pants.
The number and thickness of layers the baby has to wear depends on the season. In summer, a lightweight Grandma Baby Onesie will be all your baby needs. Paediatricians recommend long sleeves for newborns as they help keep the little one cozy and also protect them from any accidental scrapes and the weather in general (since their immune system is still so new and tender). In winter, most young ones are comfortable in whatever adults are wearing along with another layer. However, don’t go exactly by what mom has worn as her fluctuating hormones may impact how she senses temperature. So, if you’re comfortable inside with a shirt, add a tee atop the onesie. If you wear sweaters, add a soft sweater over the onesie and tee. Cardigans (unlike crew or V-necks) with snaps (unlike zippers or buttons) make it easy to shed layers when required. Take care to avoid overdoing layers as most people tend to do in the winters, as that may make baby feel too hot in the form of flushed cheeks, fussiness or a sweaty back.
And finally, accessories like soft skull caps, thin mittens, socks and leg warmers and topping all with a blanket is anytime fun! But be careful to make the baby comfortable at all times, neither too sweaty nor too chilly! As after all, your baby is the spice of your life and their comfort is what you’re aiming at!